Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Note to self - update blog. Note to self - update blog.

My poor neglected blog. My kids just went back to school today, finally. It was a long, but wonderful winter break. I just didn't have much computer time. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.

Last week Quirky Twerp released the prettiest little girl kit. The florals are so sweet and delicate. I couldn't resist. This is a picture of my daughter from many years ago.

Sugar Blossom by Quirky Twerp
Snowflake Clusters part 3 by Busy Bee Designs

A very dear friend of mine went to visit her family in the states over the long holiday. I can't even begin to tell you how envious I am of her. She asked me to make some pages for her family and friends as gifts. For these first two pages I used a new set of quick pages made from one of my all-time favorite kits, So Grateful by Sugarplum Paperie and Sahlin Studio. The first page I altered a little to add the fifth photo.

So Grateful Quick Pages by Sugarplum Paperie and Sahlin Studio

She even got to celebrate a traditional American New Year's Eve at a real party. It looked like a lot of fun so I wanted to make her a fun page to give to her friends as a thank you gift. I found the perfect set, Gurrrl's Nite by Laura Banasiak. I love how playful this page turned out.

  Gurrrl's Nite by Laura Banasiak and Creations by Rachael
Fuss Free Funky Paper Play by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

Next I have a few more Christmas pages to show. This first one is of my babes several years ago. This was my son's first Christmas and the last Christmas we spent in the states with my family. I really miss enjoying the holidays with them.

Cherish Mini by Studio Gypsy
Fuss Free Room to Breathe Set 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

This page is my Grown-Up Christmas List page as seen in the December 2010 edition of The Artisan Notebook.

Noel by Mari Koegelenberg
Fuss Free Photo Play by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

And finally, I have been having a blast making pages for The Color Room challenges. Okay, so I've only made two so far, but the community there is so warm and welcoming. And I love the freedom of making a page based on color requirements only. I also love the ease of making pages with just one kit most times, but I also want to spread my creative wings sometimes and mix and match. I'm sure I'll be back for more TCR challenges.

Just Chillin' by Jennifer Labre Designs
Snowflake Clusters part 4 by Busy Bee Designs

Tenderness by Kasia Designs
Easy Breezy part 15 by Busy Bee Designs

 I hope you all enjoyed a peaceful and healthy winter break. I wish you every good thing in this new year. Thank you so very much for stopping by. Please come again.


Donna said...

WOW! That's quite a gallery of beautiful layouts. You're amazing.

Tronesia said...

Gorgeous pages Holly!
Don't feel bad about your blog..I only update once a month..LoL!!

Mitsue Iwata said...

They are all beautiful! Love them all!

Katie said...

I love your pages Holly! Thanks for participating at The Daily Digi! :)